Angolan peace 'threat' to Okavango Delta

Cuito River in Angola PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
Cuito River in Angola PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

The welcome peaceful situation in Angola is bringing an unfortunate threat to the Okavango Delta. This is according to the Okavango River Basin Water Commission (OKACOM) executive secretary, Phera Ramoeli.

Ramoeli was speaking in Maun, during the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between OKACOM and Botswana Wild Bird Trust on Tuesday.

“The increasing urbanisation at the catchment of the Okavango River basin in (southeast) Angola, increasing population, poverty and food security are major challenges that are affecting the water in the Okavango River system,” Ramoeli said.

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